Kim Padan: Pro-Life Speaker

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Double Challenge

Hello Stamping Friends!

It is just after midnight central time, which means I still have a little time to enter this week's Paper Players Challenge! Love the extra time, since they go by Pacific time! I had an intense work week with major ups and downs, and was exhausted when I got home tonight. I had hoped to go to a SU demo meeting, but couldn't make it (no ride, I don't drive), so I decided to stamp. Took me while to find my mojo! I nearly forgot about this challenge, but checked it out... and the challenge says simply, make a birthday card. Well, since I am a professional belated birthday card creator, (I should make myself a certificate to post on my wall! LOL!) I knew this would be perfect! I need not one, but 2 cards for 2 brothers-in-law. I have a bunch of girly cards, so I had my work cut out for me. This week's Color Challenge on SCS has a great autumn palette of always artichoke, so saffron, and cajun craze. I decided to combine these 2 fun challenges.

All of my materials are from Stampin' Up! I started with an always artichoke card base. I added a layer of so saffron, which I ran through my Big Shot with the houndstooth impressions folder, then lightly sponged with always artichoke and cajun craze ink. The image is from Lovely as a Tree, colored with always artichoke and chocolate chip markers on very vanilla, and lightly sponged on the edges. I layered it over cajun craze dsp from the regals pattern paper stack. I stamped a sentiment from On Your Birthday and punched it out with a 1-3/8" circle punch, then popped up with dimensionals. My card is embellished with cajun craze striped grosgrain ribbon and a (retired) big designer button, gathered with linen thread.

Admittedly, this card will take extra postage. Just saw my brother-in-law on Labor Day...too bad I didn't get it done last weekend! Oh well... I'll stick a DQ gift card in the envelope and all will be well!

Hubby is in bed...poor guy has to work this weekend. Guess I'll stay up and stamp a while longer!

Inky {{{HUGS}}}


  1. The colors on this card are fabulous! The houndstooth panel is the perfect addition to a great card design. Thanks so much for playing along with the Paper Players this week!

  2. Beautiful card! The embossing adds such wonderful texture! I LOVE the ribbon treatment. Thanks for playing with The Paper Players this week!

  3. OMG what a beautiful card! Loving those colors and the embossing looks amazing!

  4. Gorgeous card! I love ribbon and design. This would work beautifully for Christmas too.